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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of TB cases in districts of southwestern Ethiopia, January to December 2015

From: Pre- and post-diagnosis costs of tuberculosis to patients on Directly Observed Treatment Short course in districts of southwestern Ethiopia: a longitudinal study

Variable Baseline (n = 735)
n(%)
End line (n = 627)
n(%)
P value
Gender Female 288(39.2) 244(38.9) 0.9
Age(years) 18–34 503(68.4) 431(68.7) 0.9
35–65 216 (29.4) 183(29.1) 0.8
> 65 16(2.2) 13(2.1) 0.89
Marital status Never married 275(37.4) 235(37.5) 0.97
Currently married 404(55) 342(54.5) 0.85
Widowed/divorced 56(7.6) 50(8) 0.78
Educational status No formal education 212(28.8) 176(28.1) 0.77
Completed elementary 389(53) 340(54.2) 0.66
Secondary and above 134(18.2) 111(17.7) 0.8
Occupation Employed 172(23.4) 147(23.4) 1.00
Farming 216(29.4) 188(30.0) 0.81
Unskilled worka 51(6.9) 43(6.9) 1.00
Dependentsb 296(40.3) 249(39.7) 0.82
Residence Urban 369(50.2) 313(49.9) 0.94
Rural 367(49.9) 314(50.1) 0.74
Household main income earner Self 370(50.3) 310(49.4) 0.74
Otherc 365(49.7) 317(50.6) 0.8
Household income ≤ US$466.93 288(50.6) 242(50.3) 0.9
  > US$466.93 281(49.4) 239(49.7) 0.9
  1. aHousemaid, daily laborer
  2. bStudents, housewife
  3. cFather/mother/husband/wife/brother/sister/employer